Hot Pink Hue (See Jane With a Bird)

Zara jacket, Gap skirt, F21 stole + bracelet, Express shoes

Nothing gets you through hump day like a hot pink hue.  I bought this skirt on sale at the Gap with the intent of saving it for summer; however, I realized it would work for a blustery, Chicago winter (but dry) day just as well.  

On a side note, wearing maxi lengths have always made me feel a bit self-conscious.  As a taller gal, I have always thought they look better on my shorter friends and counterparts; I think I just look like a column in them.  But, I like the aesthetic of them and it’s one of those instances where my better judgement overrides my insecurities.
PS Thanks to my friend/co-worker Birdie for snapping some pics for me on our way to Walgreens!  She’s in head to toe J. Crew…very cute.


  1. I don't think you look like a column at all- if anything, I think taller girls tend to pull off maxi skirts better than us shorties… I feel like short girls can get swallowed in them!

    Anyway, I haven't visited in a while but just wanted to say that every single outfit on this page is beautiful. I especially love the one with the leather skirt and leopard blouse. You have such great style, Jane!


  2. i saw this skirt on sale at gap and debated to feverishly about it; i have one that is similar, same cut, from a boutique, but in a more dusted, prairie pink. i thought they would be too similar…. sigh. regret.

    taller girls definitely look better in maxis than most shorter girls, especially shorter girls that are not a complete waif. maxis can truncate the length of the legs, making someone who is short appear even shorter, and look like they are dressing up in their mom's clothes. this is a beautiful look for you!

  3. I'm tall as well, and I struggle with the long hemlines too. It's one of the trends that I haven't bit into yet. But I agree with the other commenters, it does look fabulous on you, and I'm glad your better judgment won out!

  4. I agree! I am only 5"5 but i still tend to feel self conscious in a maxi, but I still love them. This hot pink hue is perfect for the winter blues!

    xo Lynzy

  5. I think I have that same shirt your friend is wearing. Just wore my maxi skirt, and then it rained later in the day so I appreciate your comment about dry. Love the black and pink!

  6. love this hot pink hue! i feel the same, but i am a shorty! i have seen some patterned maxi skirts recently and may have to buy one for the spring!


  7. i had my hands on that skirt today, it is gorgeous! glad you caught it on sale!! and it is so summery! yet perfect for the winter, the way you've styled it.

  8. it's a mystery to me how our insecurities sometimes get the best of us. i tend to over think things in general anyway. i often second guess myself when it comes to fashion and new things that i would love to try.

    you look lovely and so does does your friend!


  9. See, I've always been self-conscious about maxis because I'm petite! Thought they made me look small and dumpy 😛 I just got converted to them this past summer, but now that I've worn a maxi once…I can't get enough! They are so graceful, fun, funky, and easy to wear. LOVE the hot pink, makes it extra special.

    <3 Cambria

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